My boyfriend was arrested on 7/11 for a parole violation and has yet to have a hearing scheduled. Is there a certain window in which the hearing must be scheduled or is it just whenever the parole board gets around to it? And is he required to remain in the correctional facility or is there a way... Read more »
Circumstantial evidence's value is every bit the same as the value of direct evidence. "It's only circumstantial" is a nonsense TV thing. Circumstantial evidence is often extremely powerful. Here is the example that is often given in court. You go to sleep at night and there is no snow on the...Read more »
I signed over car to daughter with agreement for her to make monthly payments for the car. She took car never paid. She’s currently in jail and her husband refuses to give car back. How do I get the car back.
Yes. Absolutely yes. You know its a controlled substance, ought to have known, or should have made efforts to know... then yes. If you had no idea and were simply doing a favour then be prepared to explain who you were picking the package for and where you were delivering it to. Don't lie about it....Read more »
Short answer is yes, BUT, depends on several factors. Was there a child access/custody agreement in place? Was the child removed from the state? Was there an intention to bring back the child? A parent taking a child out-of-state for a weekend vacation would not be considered kidnapping. The police...Read more »
I have a family member that has several traffic infractions and has overdosed on atleast 6 occasions where the paramedics showed up. Plus a recent drug charge. She does not go to her court hears, get warrants and when getting caught they allow her to release herself on ROR, knowing she has skipped... Read more »
Drug counseling may be ordered as a probation condition at the end of the case. Additionally, the court she is in may have a drug court program. I would call the probation department for the court to ask what services may be available. Sadly, with the cost of treatment services may not be as...Read more »
I was arrested for failure to appear in Ohio. The docket states that the clerkbscheduled the hearing on June 14 for June 19. I didn't receive any paperwork and the docketvdoesnt say if any was sent. Usually the docket says if notice was mailed because they track postage.
The docket doesn’t always reflect everything that happens and is not an official record. The court has a journal that is the official record. Defendants can be served with notice of hearings in person, or by regular or certified mail to their last known address.
My attorney told me he would send me copies of the police reports. Then told me he can not supply them as they are police reports. He also told me he would make an appointment for us with the prosecutors office to view video evidence of me doing the crime. It has never happened, and i dont believe... Read more »
Some materials in discovery are marked counsel only and cannot be shared directly with the defendant. Police reports that contain the names, and contact information for victims/witness/kids are often kept confidential. You really should hire a lawyer you trust. These charges have potentially life...Read more »
My girlfriend was on prc she quit reporting then she recently was picked up for unrelated warrants. It doesn't show whether she is being held by the apa. Her prc would have ended a month prior to her arrest.
I was held in jail with a 50 thousand dollar bail after a judge stated during a preliminary trial, (and this is from a transcript), "I would feel it's certainly not enough for beyond a reasonable doubt but certainly enough for suspicion."
My lawyer stated this before the Judge made the... Read more »
The standard at a preliminary hearing is probable cause. It’s a pretty low bar. The easier way to say it is: there’s some reason to believe this person may have done this. The judge, it sounds like, found probable cause but was warning the state that he didn’t think the case was strong enough...Read more »
Failure to comply can be several different offense levels depending upon the nature of the actual offense. DUIs carry different sentences depending on how many of them you have. So it’s not possible to answer your question without more information.
Certain offenses, felonies of the first and second degree mostly, carry a legal presumption that prison is the appropriate sentence. This means upon conviction the judge will impose a prison sentence unless presented with very compelling reasons and evidence not to.
Warrant returns often come back before the case is docketed at all. If the warrant was served after the case was docketed it should appear there and the matter can be raised with the court. But it’s largely immaterial. The important thing is to scrutinize the warrant affidavit for potential...Read more »
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